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Centre of Excellence researchers awarded at Synthetic Biology Australasia Conference 2023
22, Nov 2023

Centre of Excellence researchers awarded at Synthetic Biology Australasia Conference 2023

Centre of Excellence researchers from Kirill Alexandrov’s Research Group at QUT, Dr Elena Eremeeva, Mica Fiorito have each picked up awards for the best talks, and Roxane Mutschler has won...

Decade long quest to synthesise yeast genome
21, Nov 2023

Decade long quest to synthesise yeast genome

Ten year project brings scientists one step closer to re-writing world’s first synthetic yeast genome, unravelling secrets behind the fundamental building blocks of life Research Fellow Dr Roy Walker, from...

The Heavy Metals band
16, Nov 2023

The Heavy Metals band

The Australian National University node has just returned from Paris where they competed in the 20th iGEM Jamboree, a global synthetic biology competition.  ‘iGEM is the beating heart of the...

Synthetic chromosome pushes the scientific boundaries
9, Nov 2023

Synthetic chromosome pushes the scientific boundaries

Australian researchers have moved us a step closer to having the world's first yeast strain with an entirely synthetic and versatile genome – an advance seen as a future-defining moment...

Seminar on values in research
1, Nov 2023

Seminar on values in research

A joint seminar is being held with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technology (FLEET) to explore how understanding researcher values can improve scientific outcomes. To be...

Synbio on show at Woodford festival
25, Oct 2023

Synbio on show at Woodford festival

Synthetic biology will be covered from three different angles at this year’s Woodford Folk Festival, an annual music and cultural event held in Queensland from December 27 to January 1....

Mini machines: the power of microbial genes
13, Oct 2023

Mini machines: the power of microbial genes

Associate Professor Amy Cain of the Centre’s Macquarie University node has presented at the prestigious NSW Chief Scientist’s Research Breakfast Seminar. Her talk, 'Mini-machines: how microbial genes can improve the...

Taylor, Swifties and Barbie
29, Sep 2023

Taylor, Swifties and Barbie

Dr Taylor Szyszka - one of the Centre's busiest women in science outreach - has made her comedy debut at the Sydney Fringe. Following in the footsteps of Macquarie University's...

Navigating the frontier of synthetic biology
26, Sep 2023

Navigating the frontier of synthetic biology

Synthetic biology may be a relatively new term in the popular lexicon but over the past few decades it has produced a plethora of research. This explosion of knowledge has...

Taking synbio to the masses
20, Sep 2023

Taking synbio to the masses

If the public had not heard of synthetic biology before Science Week 2023, a decent swathe of the population is now familiar with the term and how it works. Boosted...

Decarbonising the economy with synthetic biology
5, Sep 2023

Decarbonising the economy with synthetic biology

Synthetic biology offers a likely way to accelerate this decarbonisation of the global economy while simultaneously building new industries and jobs, writes Centre Director Professor Ian Paulsen in an article...

Poster win caps off successful year
7, Aug 2023

Poster win caps off successful year

Estefania Giannini has been rewarded for her work on a versatile new method for characterising protein to protein interactions in living cells. She won Best Microbiology Poster at the recent...

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